The Commission has a unique role in combatting hate on the Internet. Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act empowers the Commission to deal with complaints regarding the use of the Internet to transmit hate messages.
What was initially a quest to silence the neo-nazi voice in Canada, has turned into an attack on the conservative blogosphere, as a whole, and anyone that Warman (and his CHRC cronies) happen to disagree with. Warman has been instrumental in the demise of many bloggers who did not have the resources to fight back.
Since the introduction of CHRA, Section 13, those critical of Islam have been targeted as well, including conservative Mark Steyn. Publisher Ezra Levant, was also targeted for publishing the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Whether one agrees, or not, with the message that certain individuals put forth in their blogs, (and personally I find the neo-nazi agenda abhorrent) UNLESS it directly encourages violence against others, it is NOT a hate crime. And, frankly, if people choose to consider mere words as hate crimes, should not those calling for death to those who insult Islam be liable, as well?
The conservative blogosphere has been highly critical of Warman and the CHRC's less than ethical behaviour and, as a result, Warman has added another suit to his long list of complaints. This time he filed a mammoth Libel Suit against some of the most prominent Canadian bloggers, plus a Canadian newspaper:
Ezra Levant, Connie & Mark Fournier of Freedominion, Kathy Shaidle of FivefeetofFury, Kate McMillan of Small Dead Animals, and Jonathan Kay and The National Post.
Unlike others, who have fallen prey to Warman's warped, litigious nature and given up, these people intend to fight back, in the name of freedom of speech. They have various defense funds you can donate to via paypal on their various blogs. If you have a few spare dollars, donate to their funds, or blog about this.
The Canuck conservative blogosphere is in a fight for its very existence, battling both Warman and the CHRC's thought police.
Are we headed down that same road if Hillary or Obama are elected? Remember the attempt to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, by the liberal Democrats?
Freedom of speech is worth fighting for, wherever it's threatened.
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